Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lemon Drop: Book Reviewer-In-Training

Lemon Drop: Thanks for the Christmas presents Auntie Wendy!  Even if you and Auntie Big Sis need to work on your communication skills a bit....

Me: How was I supposed to know that we were both going to buy you the same T-shirt?  Oh well, it's a good thing I bought you two gifts - otherwise I might have gotten thrown out on my ear.

Lemon Drop: I was tempted, but Mommy wouldn't let me.  Besides, all is forgiven since you got me this awesome book!

Me: So, how did you like The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss?  It's a classic you know. 

Lemon Drop: Oh, it's very good Auntie Wendy.  You'll have to thank Bat Cave Reader, Jami, for recommending it.  I was riveted by this book!

Me: Tell me all about it cupcake....

Lemon Drop: Well, it's about a little boy who plants a carrot seed, and everybody tells him it won't grow.  His parents, his brother, everybody!  But the little boy believes, takes care of the seed, waters it, tends to it and one day.....

It grows and grows and grows!  The boy gets a big giant ginormous carrot to grow!

Me: Wow, that does sound exciting.  What do you think the message of this story is?

Lemon Drop:  Well, it's obvious isn't it Auntie Wendy?  Never listen to grown-ups, they have no idea what they're talking about.

Me: Uhhh.....

Lemon Drop: Seriously, what did that little boy's parents really know?  He didn't listen to them and look what happened!  He grew a giant carrot that could feed an entire third world country!  Yep, adults and older brothers have like, no clue.

MeUhhh..... 

Lemon Drop: Why do you look so worried all of the sudden Auntie Wendy....

Me: Oh man, your Mama is going to kill me.

Lemon Drop: Dude, Uncle My Man was right.  You are easy to mess with.  Geez, I know that's not what the story is really about Auntie Wendy!  It's about believing in yourself.   That if you believe and work hard, anything is possible.  Man, you are gullible.  Are you sure you were really Librarian of the Year?

MeWhew!  Dodged a bullet with that one.....

8 comments:

JamiSings said...

YAY! LEMON DROP DID A BOOK REVIEW!

And she reviewed my absolute most favorite book in the entire universe!

Thank you Lemon Drop! This just made my day!

And I'm so glad you got it for her, Super Librarian!

bafriva said...

I am (mumble, mumble (greater than 60))years old and in my Lemon Drop years I had a record(term for ancient sound medium) of this story, complete with songs. Alas, all I can remember is the vague tune for the phrase "Carrots grow from carrot seeds". Imagine my young reader delight when I discovered that it was a Real Book!
I am so glad this very charming story is still around to enchant young readers of a new generation.

And the T-shirt rocks!

Barb in Maryland

JamiSings said...

The song is on the internet, Barb.

A page about the song and a place where you can listen to it.

Lil Sis said...

We read it AGAIN tonight before bedtime Auntie Wendy. :) It's our new bedtime book - which means I'll be reading it every night for about three weeks. :)

bafriva said...

Barb says thanks to Jami for the links. OMG! that site is a trip down memory lane for this Boomer. Thanks again, Jami.
(Barb wanders off humming 'Carrots grow from carrot seeds'......)

JamiSings said...

@LilSis - I'm so glad she likes it. I just loved this story so much even when I was old enough to read for myself I often reread it. It also says a lot about being patient. Something a lot of kids need to learn in this instant gratification society we now live in.

@Barb - You're very welcome. I also fooled around on my laptop and made a video of me reading it for a variety of reasons. I don't allow comments on my videos due to a cyber bully who likes to do things like pretend to be ones I've loved who have passed away. Sucks that I have to do that. But I still allow ratings.

nath said...

LOL, so glad she enjoys the book, Wendy!!

and really, you and your sister bought the same t-shirt?! Great minds think alike!! :)

Alie said...

I love Lemon Drop, that is all :)